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Published Date: 12 January 2016

MAS-ESS Essay Competition 2016

Singapore, 12 January 2016…  The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Economic Society of Singapore (ESS) today launched the 14th MAS-ESS Essay Competition. The theme for this year’s competition is “The Road to Singapore’s Future Economy”.

2   Writers should define their vision for Singapore’s future economy, and chart the path or strategies to achieve their vision. Their essays should provide an in-depth analysis on the challenges facing Singapore as Singapore aims to stay globally relevant and economically competitive.

3   The essay competition is open to all pre-university students studying in Singapore regardless of nationality, as well as all pre-university Singaporean students studying abroad. The competition invites submissions from Polytechnics, Centralised Institutes, International Schools, and Junior Colleges as well as from pre-university full-time national servicemen. The following prizes will be awarded for the three best essays:

First Prize:        $3,000
Second Prize:   $2,000
Third Prize:       $1,000

4   The terms and conditions as well as entry forms for the MAS-ESS Economic Essay Competition are available on the ESS website ( ). The closing date for the submission of entries is 12 May 2016.